U.S. Timeline

  • Lost Colony

    The lost Colony was founded on Roanake Island and was sponsered by Walter Raleigh.
  • Jamestown

    The first succesful permanant english settle ment was established on the virginia coast. It was lead by John Smith and 105 cavaliers.
  • House of Burgesses

    Was the first representative assembly in the new world, and held at Jamestown on july 30
  • Pilgrims

    Pilgrims left on mayflower and landed at plymouth on dec. 26. They had 103 passenders when they landed.
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams founded providence as a democratically ruled colony with seperation of church and state.
  • Navigation Act

    British parliment passed an act that regulated colonial commerce to suit English needs called the Navigation acts.
  • Nathaniel bacon

    Nathaniel Bacon led planters against autocratic Sir William Berkeley, and burned jamestown. The rebellion collapsed when bacon died, and 23 followers were executed.
  • William Penn

    made payment for pennsylvania lands when he signed a treaty with Delaware Indians.
  • Witchcraft Delusion

    In Massachusetts 20 alleged withches were executed by court.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Published the first poor Richard's Almanack
  • Influenza epidemic

    swept through New York City and Philadalphia
  • Zenger Trial

    After criticizing the British governor's conduct in office, John Peter Zenger was acquitted of libel.
  • Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening was a relgous movement in the 1740's that was a period of religous revival. Jonathan Edwards was a major figure in the revivalist Great Awakening
  • Boston Massacre

    British troops fired their weapons into a Boston mob, killing 5 people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    On december 16 a group of protesters ent on board cargo ships and dumped 32 chest of tea into the boston harbor
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were created to punish the citizens for the boston tea party. The acts barred the use of the harbor until tea was payed off
  • battles of lexington and concord

    British had 273 casualties. Pual Revere rode horse back across a great distance to alert that the British were coming.
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine wrote common sense to convince people to want to seperate from england. It produced about 100,000 copies that were sold to the publict.
  • Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation was adobted by congress on nov. 15, but wasnt put into effect until 1781.
  • France signed treaty

    France signed a treaty with the U.S. offering help wich forced the british to evacuate philadelphia.
  • BANK

    The Bank of North America was incorperated.
  • Slavery

    Massachusets declared slavery illigal in that state
  • Northwest Ordinance

    The Northwest ordinace was adobted by the continetal congress and set the orderly pattern of growth in the territories.
  • bill of rights

    The Bill of Rights was submitted into the states and put into effect.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Farmers protested in the west over liquor taxes.
  • Farwell Address

    Washington delivered a speech that warned against permanent alliances with foreign powers.
  • Alien and Sedition acts.

    Acts passed by federalist intended to silence political opposition.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    The supreme court voted against a government law.
  • Lewis & Clark

    Lewis and Clark go on an expidition to explore the western territories.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was caused by britain seizing U.S. sailors, Britain seizing U.S. ships, and Britain giving aid to the Indians
  • florida

    spain ceded florida to the u.s.
  • Trail of Tears.

    The Indians were forced to walk from georgia to oklahoma in October.
  • Mexican War

    After previous fighting the U.S. declared war on may 13, and Mexico declared war on may 23.
  • California Gold Rush

    Gold was discovered in California causing people to emigrate to California.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe published this book to show the harshness of slavery.
  • 13th amendment

    The 13th amendment which abolished slavery was ratified.